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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE —TRIAD NC | VOLUME 14—ISSUE 1 59 3831 W. Market St. Greensboro NC 27407 • 336.252.3284 • F orward Head Posture (FHP) has become a modern day EPIDEMIC! It's affecting your health and most folks have no idea it's causing them long term health damage. How? Studies show that our head weighs 10 times more than it should every inch forward that it's positioned from its natural state. This in turn can create short term pain and long term damage. Try holding a bowling ball that's 10 pounds close to your chest with your palms up in the air. You can hold the ball for a long time, no problem. Now extend your arms out in front of you a few inches. It's not long before that ball really starts to feel heavy. This is how your muscles and nerves would feel if your head was leaning forward all day at the computer screen or on your cell phone. Studies show FHP can add an abnormal load of up to 30 pounds on the neck. This in turn causes long term arthritis, neck and upper back pain and can also cause chronic headaches. A study by a very well known physician named Rene Cailliet, M.D., went one step further and found that FHP depleted lung capacity as much as 30 percent. Lean forward with your head and try to take a deep breath. You can't. This is because your lungs are more compressed due to your posture. If you were to choke you would have a real problem because your body isn't taking in as much oxygen as it should daily. Think about that for a minute. How do you think that in turn affects your body? You need elements such as oxygen to reach your brain to not only survive but to thrive. Most would never think that posture would affect their long term health status but it can and does. Most patients come to us with pain and, after treating their posture, they end up telling us how they not only don't have any more pain, but they are not as tired, have fewer to no headaches, are not as easy to agitate, sleep better and are alert more at work. At Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina, our offce takes a very unique approach that is scientifcally sound and focuses only on the position of your spine. It's not certain supplements or "out there" treatments. A simple evaluation, exam and X-ray can best determine the overall health of a patients spinal posture. Here at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina we provide gentle, not surgical, treatments to help align the curves in the spine. Ear over shoulder, shoulder over hips, hips over knee and knee over ankle alignment are indications of good posture. Take a side standing photo of your spouse/friend/ child. If you see that one of these areas are not lining up then they probably have forwarded have FHP or Forward Head Posture. We also give our patients easy at-home treatments to help stop the effects of FHP. I love working with patients to educate them on healthy living so that they can keep themselves and their families as healthy as possible. I feel we provide our patents with the most advanced and effective treatments available in Greensboro. For example, we use LASERA, a non-surgical treatment system used to strengthen and improve muscle memory and bone structure with Call us today for your evaluation 336-790-7515 Dr. Aaron Williams, D.C. Please go to our website to see more picutres of forward head posture Give us a call for our $79 posture evaluation and get one LASERA treatment included in your full evaluation. We also are glad to come to your workplace and help evaluate your offce as a team at no charge with our portable posture software. (This is not a detailed exam/X-ray but an onsite computerized evaluation) measurable results during the treatment process. I hope you take the time to have your posture checked. Your posture is important to your long term overall health. Posture affects most people at some point in their lives and can lead to overall poor health and chronic long term health problems. *Medicare and other federal insurances exempt from free laser treatment * If you decide to purchase additional treatment, you have the legal right to change your mind within 3 days and receive a refund. *This ofer does not apply to patients with the following insurance plans: BCBSNC, NC State Employees Health Plan, Federal Employees Health Plan, CIGNA, Cigna-HealthSpring, MedCost, Select Health, Healthgram, Absolute Total Care, Health Team Advantage (Care N'Care), Medicare/Medicaid. *Medicare and other federal insurances exempt from free laser treatment *If you decide to purchase additional treatment, you have the legal right to change your mind within 3 days and receive a refund.

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